the female side or line of descent of a family; distaff side (opposed to spear side).
- Spindle tree
noun 1. any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Euonymus, esp E. europaeus, of Europe and W Asia, typically having red fruits and yielding a hard wood formerly used in making spindles: family Celastraceae
adjective 1. long or tall and slender, often disproportionately so. 2. growing into a long, slender stalk or stem, often too slender or weak to remain upright. noun 3. a spindling person or thing. noun 1. a rounded rod, usually of wood, tapering toward each end, used in hand-spinning to twist into thread the fibers […]
adjective, spindlier, spindliest. 1. long or tall, thin, and usually frail: The colt wobbled on its spindly legs. adjective -dlier, -dliest 1. tall, slender, and frail; attenuated
noun 1. Slang. a press agent skilled at spin control. noun 1. (informal) a person who provides a favourable slant to an item of news, potentially unpopular policy, etc, esp on behalf of a political personality or party spin control An individual charged with getting others to interpret a statement or event from a particular […]